Frontpage, by Daniel Greenfield, March 23, 2016: The European Union was first brought into being to “safeguard” world peace. Today, the employees of the EU in Brussels were told to cower in fear in their government buildings while Islamic Jihadists once again terrorized this city whose population is already nearly a quarter Muslim. Practicing Muslims […]
Here’s a symbol:
It’s toilet roll printed with the American flag. I may pick up some death threats for publishing this.
Here’s another symbol:
If you go to this website, you will find that the company advertises Union Flag toilet paper for sale for “the person who has everything!” The only way someone would die in this case would be if they laughed their heads off. It’s considered a quirky, humorous gift.
Back to the American symbol, though. Americans are very protective towards their flag. People can get into trouble if they “desecrate” their nation’s symbol.
In this article, there is a cute picture of a baby wrapped in the American flag. Sacrilege, according to some.
Patriotic hero Sarah Palin has even been accused of flag desecration.
So, in America, at least, it’s best to be careful in one’s use of America’s symbol, her flag. But in Britain, I’m still chuckling away at that Union Flag bog roll…
In January of this year some criminals in Paris, France, used the desecration of another symbol, Muhammad, as an excuse to kill over a dozen people. Don’t get me wrong here, that’s no excuse for killing, but at least we can learn from this that some people can get upset when their “own” “symbol” isn’t used appropriately.
So, where are we so far. In America people can get upset if the American flag is misused, and in the Muslim world there are people who use “symbol misuse” as an excuse for violence.
What on earth, then were some far right Americans thinking of when they decided to hold a “Muhammad drawing competition”?
Defenders of the “contest” assert that it was an expression of “free speech”. They even invited to the event Geert Wilders, a far right European politician who is due in court at some stage on hate speech charges. Because in America, everything goes. Except wrapping American babies in the flag, of course.
I’m still chuckling about that Union Flag toilet roll by the way…
This week the world was shocked to hear of another plane crash that took the lives of over 100 people, this time in Europe. (Incidentally, I’d just like to remind people at this stage that air travel remains safe).
Today, details from the cockpit voice recorders came out, and it would appear that the co-pilot deliberately flew the plane into the ground. At this stage, we don’t know the reasons behind what happened but this hasn’t stopped speculation from the American far-right.
The American far-right (or at least those people commenting on Facebook) have decided that this is a “terrorist” act, simply on the basis that the pilot killed people other than himself. Let’s think about this:
“A terrorist is a person who kills another person”.
Previously I have described that if you follow the “logic” of these American right wingers through, you end up with a situation where they are calling for all Americans to be exterminated. According to their “logic”:
“People with the same background as terrorists should be exterminated”.
All this leads to the conclusion that America is a terrorist state because there is the 2nd Amendment which enables a lot of people to have the gear (guns) necessary to kill others, and millions of people support the Second Amendment. Follow the right wingers “logic”, and it becomes necessary to eliminate both gun owners, and the people who support them.
(On top of this, of course there is the issue over American funding of terrorism, such as the CIA funding of the Taliban (the “grandparent” of ISIS), and the funding of the IRA by American citizens.)
All of this, and the hatred of Muslims that is apparent every time one goes on Facebook, creates a problem. America is at this time in a half-hearted fight against a criminal organisation, ISIS, and every time someone from the American far-right comments online, airing their “thoughts”, it is quite possible to hear the celebrations from the middle east right here in England – simply by opening a window. It’s possible to see quite regularly fights over ISISs name (IS, Islamic State, whatever) and there is certainly a problem with the use of the “T” word. We really need to stop using the “T” word, but instead refer to ISIS actions as criminal behaviour since the “T” word only gives the criminals an increased status that they don’t deserve. (It did occur to me that the right wingers were attempting to devalue the word by using it for every possible action, but frankly, well…). We also need to get a grip with our use of language, and our “thinking” processes. Every time a right winger posts a “dumb” comment on Facebook, well that counts as a “win” to the criminals.
On January 7th 2015 several people left their homes in France and travelled into central Paris. They then proceeded to shoot dead a dozen people. By the time the shooting had finished a couple of days later nearer two dozen people were dead.
Shortly afterwards a man was introduced to the viewers of Fox News called Steve Emerson. He was presented as an expert on terrorism. This is his Wikipedia entry. His organisation is called “Investigative Project on Terrorism“. now you would think that he looks at all sorts of terrorism, but that’s not the case. He majors – or targets – on terrorism perpetrated by Muslims. His organisation does comment on other matters, but is quick to turn the discussion onto its favourite target: Muslims. Take a look at this article on the far right terrorist Anders Breivek.
So this “expert” on terrorism went on TV and spoke:
So: there are no-go zones in Europe, and Birmingham is a 100% Muslim area where non-Muslims don’t go.
The evidence for his claims is non-existent, and within hours Fox News was subjected to ridicule.
Here is an article on the demographics of Birmingham.
I know from personal experience that there are no no-go areas in Birmingham, or even East London. After several days of ridicule, and a fierce defence of the truth by those people who know a pack of lies when they see it Fox News backed down and apologised.
So, you would think that the far-right would lay off a little. They got it wrong. They should move on. Hell, no. This week another American, Bobby Jindal made the same claim:
Note here that in spite of questioning Jindal was not able to specify a single no-go zone.
Here’s another video where Jindal refuses to come up with evidence to substantiate his claims:
So, we have far right Americans making claims that they can’t substantiate. And yet they are still defending those claims, like a broken record, they can’t accept that they are wrong and move on. Take a look at this article:
Let’s take a look at one of their claims:
The Rotherham, England, child sex scandal offers a powerful example. An official inquiry found that for sixteen years, 1997-2013, a ring of Muslim men sexually exploited – through abduction, rape, gang rape, trafficking, prostitution, torture – at least 1,400 non-Muslim girls as young as 11. The police received voluminous complaints from the girls’ parents but did nothing; they could have acted, but chose not to.
According to the inquiry, “the Police gave no priority to CSE [child sexual exploitation], regarding many child victims with contempt and failing to act on their abuse as a crime.” Even more alarming, in some cases, “fathers tracked down their daughters and tried to remove them from houses where they were being abused, only to be arrested themselves when police were called to the scene.” Worse, the girls “were arrested for offences such as breach of the peace or being drunk and disorderly, with no action taken against the perpetrators of rape and sexual assault against children.”
Counter Jihad Report claim that some criminal activity by a group of people actually constitutes the creation of a no-go zone. Why else would they mention it? But could paedophile activity happen in America? Worse still could the people perpetrating the criminal activity create a no-go zone where the authorities were concerned that they risked their lives if they entered? Yes indeed.
This was a cult headed by a paedophile called David Koresh, an American who happened to be…? Yup, you.ve guessed it – Christian.